John E. Walker

John E. Walker, the wheelman, died Monday. He was born 15 June 1863 at the home of his grandfather, John Edgington in Buffalo Prairie township. In 1873, he moved to Rock Island where he lived for 7 years and attended public schools. About 8 years ago he moved to Kansas where he lived for 2 years and then came to Moline 6 years ago. He has been in the bicycle business. He was married in Reynolds 7 years ago to Miss L.M. Waite who survives, along with a 4-year old daughter Alta. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Walker; they survive along with 2 brothers Frank and Rufus Jr and a little sister Susie. The funeral was Tuesday at the residence of his father.

-- Fri 22 Jun 1894 Moline Review-Dispatch